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The Snows of Kilimanjaro


Published 1952


The story centers on the memories of a writer (Gregory Peck) who is taking a safari in Africa.
He develops a dangerous wound from a thorn prick, and lies awaiting his slow death.
The loss of physical capability causes him to look inside himself - at his memories of the past years, and how little he has actually accomplished in his writing.


Run time 117 min
Producer Darryl F. Zanuck
Production Company Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
Sponsor k-otic
Audio/Visual sound, color
Contact Information www.k-otic.com


Reviews

Reviewer: patt17 - - March 13, 2010
Subject: Hemingway's best story
Hemingway's semi-autobiographical story of the same name has a different ending, but otherwise, I think he'd approve. A superb lead actor, fine supporting cast (Leo G. Carroll adds a poignant dignity and a grace note as Harry Street's uncle, Ava Gardner is mesmerizing), excellent script, a Bernard Herrmann score (listen to the beautiful sax solo and French dance music in Paris) = a satisfying film experience. The one star review says: "Too much back story"?! The "back story" IS the story. "Too much dialog"? (as in a symphony has too many notes?) "Not enough story"? (there's nothing BUT story). Who cares about "stock footage"; this film is about human beings, not scenery. Hard to believe the one star and I watched the same film. Hemingway considered this his best story. Solve the riddle of the Snows of Kilimanjaro, and enjoy. Papa, RIP.
Reviewer: A/V Geek Skip - - November 2, 2007
Subject: PD
The film is public domain.
Reviewer: jimelena - - July 25, 2007
Subject: Good Lord
Everything i don't like in a film.
But you might like it.
Too much back story, too much dialog, too much stock footage.
Not enough story.
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